Received: 2016-02-20  |  Accepted: 2016-05-16

Title

Innovation magnitude of manufacturing industry in Egypt with particular focus on SMEs


Abstract

Abstract. This paper is based on the main findings of the 2015 Egyptian National Innovation Survey, which covered 2700 SMEs firms with different manufacturing activities. The main objective of paper is to try to evaluate the situation in the private SMEs, regarding to the innovation. Also highlights on the roles of cooperation in innovation on performance of SMEs. Our findings show that 35.5% of Egyptian SMEs have at least one type of innovation (product or process). The innovation activities increase with increasing the size of companies in term of number of employees. The majority of SMEs are in the manufacturing sectors, whereas 2.1 % of innovative SMEs firms depend on universities, government, and public research institutions as main sources of information to developing their product or process innovation.


Keywords

innovation, innovation survey, SME, manufacturing, measurement of innovation


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/78


DOI

10.9770/jesi.2016.3.4(1)


Pages

307-318


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Authors

Rezk, Mohamed Ramadan A.
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt http://www.asrt.sci.eg
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Ibrahim, Haiam Helmy
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt http://www.asrt.sci.eg
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Radwan, Amr
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt http://www.asrt.sci.eg
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Sakr, Mahmoud M.
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt http://www.asrt.sci.eg
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Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.vgtu.lt
General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.lka.lt
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Piccinetti, Leonardo
Rete Europea Dell'Innovazione, Pomezia, Italy http://www.redinn.it
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

3


Number

4


Issue date

June 2016


Issue DOI

10.9770/jesi.2016.3.4


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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